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Hayes County, Nebraska

Hayes County was founded on February 19, 1877 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Hayes County Seat is located in Hayes Center and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Hayes County are Frontier CountyHitchcock CountyDundy CountyChase CountyPerkins CountyLincoln County .

Hayes County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940Mortality Schedules are available for 1880 . Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1880 . The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Hayes County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Hayes County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Hayes County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Hayes County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Hayes County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Hayes County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Hayes County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Hayes County genealogy or family history related sites.

Hayes Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hayes Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hayes Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hayes Co. NE Census Records

Hayes Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Hayes Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hayes Co. NE General and History Websites

Hayes Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hayes Co. NE Military Records